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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434640/imaging-guidance-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-is-transoesophageal-echocardiography-the-gold-standard
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REVIEW
Bo Xu, Philip M Mottram, Siobhan Lockwood, Ian T Meredith
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is traditionally performed under cardiac imaging guidance. In the early TAVR experience, intra-procedural transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) is recommended to guide device deployment, in the context of general anaesthesia (GA). Intra-procedural TOE imaging is particularly useful during TAVR deployment as a contrast-saving strategy for patients with renal impairment. Evidence has emerged recently demonstrating that in selected patients, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) can be used to provide intra-procedural guidance for TAVR...
March 27, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403018/prophylactic-atropine-administration-attenuates-the-negative-haemodynamic-effects-of-induction-of-anaesthesia-with-propofol-and-high-dose-remifentanil-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marieke Poterman, Thomas W L Scheeren, Marieke I van der Velde, Pieter L Buisman, Silvie Allaert, Michel M R F Struys, Alain F Kalmar
BACKGROUND: Induction of anaesthesia with propofol and remifentanil often induces unwanted bradycardia and hypotension, raising concerns regarding tissue oxygenation. The electrophysiological cardiac effects of remifentanil can be reversed by atropine. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if prophylactic administration of atropine can attenuate the negative haemodynamic effects of propofol and a high dose of remifentanil during induction of anaesthesia. DESIGN: A double-blind, randomised controlled trial...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395591/volatile-anaesthetics-added-to-cardiopulmonary-bypass-are-associated-with-reduced-cardiac-troponin
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Elena Bignami, Marcello Guarnieri, Marina Pieri, Francesco De Simone, Alcira Rodriguez, Luigi Cassarà, Rosalba Lembo, Giovanni Landoni, Alberto Zangrillo
BACKGROUND: Every year, over 1 million cardiac surgical procedures are performed all over the world. Reducing myocardial necrosis could have strong implications in postoperative clinical outcomes. Volatile anaesthetics have cardiac protective properties in the perioperative period of cardiac surgery. However, little data exists on the administration of volatile agents during cardiopulmonary bypass. The aim of this study was to assess if volatile anaesthetics administration during cardiopulmonary bypass reduces cardiac troponin release after cardiac surgery...
March 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389252/the-impact-of-patient-demographics-anatomy-comorbidities-and-peri-operative-planning-on-the-primary-functional-maturation-of-autogenous-radiocephalic-arteriovenous-fistula
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A Kordzadeh, A Askari, M Hoff, V Smith, Y Panayiotopoulos
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the collective and/or independent impact of patient demographics, comorbidities, anatomical factors, and peri-operative parameters on the primary functional maturation of RCAVFs. This study also aimed to identify the range and best cut off value for each variable and evaluate the likelihood, significance and percentage of primary functional maturation of RCAVFs. METHODS: This was a prospective consecutive single centre cohort study over a 4 year period; it was conducted on patients with the intention-to-treat using a radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (RCAVF) (Brescia-Cimino)...
April 4, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384965/anaesthetic-management-in-brugada-syndrome-a-case-report
#5
Sulochana Dash, Shanmugam Pragathee
Brugada Syndrome (BS) is a rare congenital cardiac disorder involving cardiac sodium channels, sometimes presenting with ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. Here, we are reporting a case of BS who presented for laparotomy due to obstructed inguinal hernia which was managed satisfactorily with combined epidural and general anaesthesia without any complications.
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371864/a-multicentre-study-of-patients-with-timothy-syndrome
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Mark A Walsh, Christian Turner, Katherine W Timothy, Neil Seller, Dominic L Hares, Andrew F James, Jules C Hancox, Orhan Uzun, Dean Boyce, Alan G Stuart, Paul Brennan, Caroline Sarton, Karen McGuire, Ruth A Newbury-Ecob, Karen Mcleod
Aims: Timothy syndrome (TS) is an extremely rare multisystem disorder characterized by marked QT prolongation, syndactyly, seizures, behavioural abnormalities, immunodeficiency, and hypoglycaemia. The aim of this study was to categorize the phenotypes and examine the outcomes of patients with TS. Methods and results: All patients diagnosed with TS in the United Kingdom over a 24-year period were reviewed. Fifteen centres in the British Congenital Arrhythmia Group network were contacted to partake in the study...
March 24, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369496/cerebral-circulation-estimated-by-laser-speckle-flowgraphy-in-retrograde-femoral-arterial-perfusion-during-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery
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Hiroto Kitahara, Hirotsugu Kanda, Fumiaki Kimura, Tomohiro Takeda, Shingo Kunioka, Takayuki Kunisawa, Hiroyuki Kamiya
OBJECTIVES: Laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) is a novel modality to assess blood flow of the optic nerve head (ONH), which is reported to be a surrogate marker of cerebral microcirculation. We conducted LSFG measurements during minimally invasive cardiac surgery with retrograde femoral arterial perfusion and evaluated its feasibility and usability as a neuromonitor. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 7 patients who underwent mitral valve repair through a right minithoracotomy with retrograde femoral arterial perfusion...
March 27, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363725/incidence-of-severe-critical-events-in-paediatric-anaesthesia-apricot-a-prospective-multicentre-observational-study-in-261-hospitals-in-europe
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Walid Habre, Nicola Disma, Katalin Virag, Karin Becke, Tom G Hansen, Martin Jöhr, Brigitte Leva, Neil S Morton, Petronella M Vermeulen, Marzena Zielinska, Krisztina Boda, Francis Veyckemans
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the incidence of severe critical events in children undergoing general anaesthesia in Europe. We aimed to identify the incidence, nature, and outcome of severe critical events in children undergoing anaesthesia, and the associated potential risk factors. METHODS: The APRICOT study was a prospective observational multicentre cohort study of children from birth to 15 years of age undergoing elective or urgent anaesthesia for diagnostic or surgical procedures...
March 28, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362029/perioperative-haemodynamic-optimisation-in-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery-a-position-statement-from-the-cardiac-and-thoracic-anaesthesia-section-of-the-polish-society-of-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-therapy-part-2
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362028/perioperative-haemodynamic-optimisation-in-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery-a-position-statement-from-the-cardiac-and-thoracic-anaesthesia-section-of-the-polish-society-of-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-therapy-part-1
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358179/perioperative-cardiac-arrest-in-the-operating-room-environment-a-review-of-the-literature
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Jochen Hinkelbein, Janusz Andres, Karl-Christian Thies, Edoardo De Robertis
Cardiac arrest in the operating room (OR) environment is a rare but potentially catastrophic event with mortality rates of more than 50%. Cardiac arrest during anaesthesia and the immediate postoperative period is distinct from non-operative settings or other in-hospital cardiac arrests since it is almost always witnessed and often anticipated. Contributing factors are known, and the event is generally rapidly recognized, as patients are usually under full monitoring. The nature of the cardiac arrest in the OR environment is also different as it is not only related to the patient's conditions but likewise to the anaesthetic and the surgical procedure...
March 28, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320312/the-effect-of-an-electronic-cognitive-aid-on-the-management-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-during-caesarean-section-a-prospective-randomised-simulation-study
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Michael St Pierre, Bjoern Luetcke, Dieter Strembski, Christopher Schmitt, Georg Breuer
BACKGROUND: Cognitive aids have come to be viewed as promising tools in the management of perioperative critical events. The majority of published simulation studies have focussed on perioperative crises that are characterised by time pressure, rare occurrence, or complex management steps (e.g., cardiac arrest emergencies, management of the difficult airway). At present, there is limited information on the usefulness of cognitive aids in critical situations with moderate time pressure and complexity...
March 20, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302228/anaesthetic-management-in-a-child-with-goldenhar-syndrome
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Waqas Ahmed Khan, Bushra Salim, Ausaf Ahmed Khan, Shakaib Chughtai
Goldenhar syndrome is a congenital disorder involving deformities of the face. It usually affects one side of the face only and poses significant challenges in the airway management. We herein, report an 8-year boy, known case of Goldenhar syndrome, who presented to our radiology suite for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain, followed by a computed tomography (CT) scan brain. The boy had various features of Goldenhar syndrome, e.g. cleft palate, absent right eye and ear, right mandibular hypoplasia, micrognathia, and preauricular tags...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277383/the-use-of-vasopressors-during-spinal-anaesthesia-for-caesarean-section
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Warwick D Ngan Kee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypotension remains one of the most researched subjects in obstetric anaesthesia. The purpose of this study is to review the most recent published articles on the use of vasopressors during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite continued research indicating advantages of phenylephrine over ephedrine, practitioners in some countries continue to favour ephedrine. Recent research has continued to compare the two drugs with some work emerging on high-risk patients...
March 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268070/post-carotid-endarterectomy-hypertension-part-1-association-with-pre-operative-clinical-imaging-and-physiological-parameters
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J E Newman, M J Bown, R D Sayers, J P Thompson, T G Robinson, B Williams, R Panerai, P Lacy, A R Naylor
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Post-endarterectomy hypertension (PEH) is a well recognised, but poorly understood, phenomenon after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) that is associated with post-operative intracranial haemorrhage, hyperperfusion syndrome, and cardiac complications. The aim of the current study was to identify pre-operative clinical, imaging, and physiological parameters associated with PEH. METHODS: In total, 106 CEA patients undergoing CEA under general anaesthesia underwent pre-operative evaluation of 24 hour ambulatory arterial blood pressure (BP), baroreceptor sensitivity, cerebral autoregulation, and transcranial Doppler measurement of cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFv) and pulsatility index...
March 3, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259141/comparison-of-the-myocardial-protective-effect-of-sevoflurane-versus-propofol-in-patients-undergoing-heart-valve-replacement-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Xiao-Lin Yang, Dan Wang, Guo-Yuan Zhang, Xiao-Lan Guo
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare myocardial protective effects of anaesthesia with intravenous infusion of propofol versus inhalation of sevoflurane in patients undergoing heart valve replacement surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. METHODS: Seventy-six patients undergoing valve replacement with cardiopulmonary bypass were randomly assigned to propofol or sevoflurane anesthesia during the surgery, respectively. For assessing myocardial injury, cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and creatine kinase isozyme (CK-MB) were determined before induction (T0), 0...
March 4, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258686/ischaemic-preconditioning-for-the-reduction-of-renal-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury
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REVIEW
Theo P Menting, Kimberley E Wever, Denise Md Ozdemir-van Brunschot, Daan Ja Van der Vliet, Maroeska M Rovers, Michiel C Warle
BACKGROUND: Ischaemia reperfusion injury can lead to kidney dysfunction or failure. Ischaemic preconditioning is a short period of deprivation of blood supply to particular organs or tissue, followed by a period of reperfusion. It has the potential to protect kidneys from ischaemia reperfusion injury. OBJECTIVES: This review aimed to look at the benefits and harms of local and remote ischaemic preconditioning to reduce ischaemia and reperfusion injury among people with renal ischaemia reperfusion injury...
March 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249993/moderate-sedation-in-cardiac-electrophysiology-laboratory-a-retrospective-safety-analysis
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V Sawhney, E Bacuetes, M Wray, M Dhinoja, M J Earley, R J Schilling, S Sporton
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac electrophysiology (EP) procedures can be performed under moderate sedation without the direct involvement of an anaesthetist. However, concerns have been raised over the safety of this approach. This study examines the use of a standardised nurse-led physician-directed sedation protocol for EP procedures to determine the safety of moderate sedation administered by non-anaesthesia personnel who have been trained in sedation techniques. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive EP procedures done under moderate sedation over 12 years at our institution were evaluated...
March 1, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249937/is-transnasal-tee-imaging-a-viable-alternative-to-conventional-tee-during-structural-cardiac-interventions-a-comparison-of-image-quality
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Dimitris Klettas, Emma Alcock, Rafal Dworakowski, Philip MacCarthy, Mark Monaghan
AIM: The role of transoesophageal echocardiography in cardiac interventional structural procedures is well established and appreciated. However, the need for general anaesthesia (GA) throughout the procedure remains a controversial issue. The aim of the present study is to assess the feasibility and imaging quality of using a transnasal microrobe that allows the usage of conscious sedation in patients that undergo cardiac structural interventional procedures without missing the benefits, guidance and navigation of conventional trans-procedural TEE...
March 1, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245519/pharmacokinetics-of-tranexamic-acid-in-neonates-and-infants-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Ralph Gertler, Michael Gruber, Stanislas Grassin-Delyle, Saïk Urien, Klaus Martin, Peter Tassani-Prell, Siegmund Braun, Simon Burg, Gunther Wiesner
AIM: Tranexamic acid (TXA) continues to be one of the antifibrinolytics of choice during paediatric cardiac surgery. However, in infants less than 1 year of age, the optimal dosing based on pharmacokinetic (PK) considerations is still under discussion. METHODS: Forty-three children less than 1 year of age were enrolled, of whom 37 required the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and six were operated on without CPB. Administration of 50 mg kg(-1) TXA intravenously at the induction of anaesthesia was followed by 50 mg kg(-1) into the CPB prime in the CPB group...
February 28, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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